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    Making Ubuntu Software Center readable with Dark Themes

    I know a number of people have trouble using dark themes with Ubuntu because the software center likes to keep its white background and also use the default light colored text. The following solution is pretty hack-tastic and I'm hoping to hear some more elegant ideas.

    1) Open up a terminal and type:
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    gksudo gedit /usr/share/software-center/ui/gtk3/css/softwarecenter.css
    2) The first two lines should look like this:
    Code:
    @define-color light-aubergine #DED7DB;
    @define-color super-light-aubergine #F4F1F3;
    Copy and paste those two lines right below then comment out the originals. Change the two HTML color codes (#DED7DB and #F4F1F3) to your preferred dark colors so that light text will show up.

    3) Save and close gedit. Launch Ubuntu Software Center to check out the results

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    Re: Making Ubuntu Software Center readable with Dark Themes

    @define-color light-aubergine #DED7DB;
    @define-color super-light-aubergine #B4A66F; works fine Thanks
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    Re: Making Ubuntu Software Center readable with Dark Themes

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Third View Post
    I know a number of people have trouble using dark themes with Ubuntu because the software center likes to keep its white background and also use the default light colored text. The following solution ...

    Code:
    gksudo gedit /usr/share/software-center/ui/gtk3/css/softwarecenter.css
    2) The first two lines should look like this:
    Code:
    @define-color light-aubergine #DED7DB;
    @define-color super-light-aubergine #F4F1F3;
    ...
    Thank you for sharing! I had asked about this a while ago and couldn't find the solution myself.

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    Re: Making Ubuntu Software Center readable with Dark Themes

    I'm glad i could help ^^
    I'm sure you all noticed that during the recent Software Center upgrade the background color reverted back to white; there has to be a more permanent solution, right? I know a lot of themes have definitions for some specific apps like nautilus, but I'm not sure if there's a way to do that for software center.

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    Re: Making Ubuntu Software Center readable with Dark Themes

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Third View Post
    I'm glad i could help ^^
    I'm sure you all noticed that during the recent Software Center upgrade the background color reverted back to white; there has to be a more permanent solution, right? I know a lot of themes have definitions for some specific apps like nautilus, but I'm not sure if there's a way to do that for software center.
    Yes, it did revert but I fixed it again. Maybe the upgrade installed a new .css file with the "old" colors?

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    I just wanted to say thanks a bunch, I love my dark themes, and all that white was killing me.

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    Re: Making Ubuntu Software Center readable with Dark Themes

    thank you!!! i too have been searching for this. much appreciated!

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    Re: Making Ubuntu Software Center readable with Dark Themes

    I made a screenshot and used gimp to find the gnome dark theme colours:
    it looks great!
    Code:
    @define-color light-aubergine #393F3F;
    @define-color super-light-aubergine #393F3F;
    you can paste these below the original ones and comment the original colours out.

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    Re: Making Ubuntu Software Center readable with Dark Themes

    I have Gnome 14.04 installed but this problem still exits..

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    Re: Making Ubuntu Software Center readable with Dark Themes

    Quote Originally Posted by QNEPFmr View Post
    I have Gnome 14.04 installed but this problem still exits..
    That's because the people who design the USC don't see it as a problem

    Maybe you could file a bug or feature request?
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